Hope for Life 2012 Archives

How Could a God of Love Let His Son Die?

How Could a God of Love Let His Son Die?

If God really loved his son so much, why make him die?

God loves his son. God loves us. Sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins and then raising him from the dead demonstrates that love.

Traveling

Traveling

There's still a lot of telling to do

Like the Magi of old, people today will follow the signs that lead them to Jesus.

What Does This Mean?

What Does This Mean?

It's time to ask some questions

We need to think about the meaning behind the things we do.

God and My DNA

God and My DNA

Scientists used to think 98% of our DNA was useless and used that to argue against the existence of God. Wrong.

Some used the fact that 98% of our DNA was not functional as an arguement against the existence of God. Now they know that over 80% of our DNA is functional. God did know what he was doing.

She Had An Abortion

She Had An Abortion

How big of a sin can God forgive?

Many times, our zeal to condemn sin can make the vulnerable among us feel alienated from God.

If only Tomorrow...

If only Tomorrow...

I can't change the past or be sure of the future. But I know who can.

We worry about the past and cannot do anything about it, but God can. We worry about the future and cannot do anything about it. But God can.

About Thanksgiving

About Thanksgiving

What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

It’s the time as we stand around the table, holding hands and expressing thanks to God for all that He’s given us that has become the essence of Thanksgiving for us.

Choosing Death, Choosing Life

Choosing Death, Choosing Life

Suicide isn't the answer

Even if death seems a better alternative than anything else that lies ahead. You can find life instead. You can find Jesus.

How's That Working out for You?

How's That Working out for You?

Even when you plan well and work hard, why do things so seldom work out the way we want?

At some point we all realize that we cannot control everything and have things be the way we want. But there is someone who can. Jesus.

Election Time!

Election Time!

I can tell you who's going to win!

Many different men and women will step up to rule the nations of this world. But one truth will remain unchanging: God reigns and will reign for ever and ever.

Sitting in the Hen House Doesn't Make You a Chicken

Sitting in the Hen House Doesn't Make You a Chicken

Just like sitting in the hen house does not make you a Christian, sitting in the church house does not make you a Christian.

Church is about so much more than just showing up. It is about being with God.

Known by God

Known by God

Who really knows you?

We want to be known by God so that we can be included in His family and live in heaven with Him. While God is our creator, you must choose to obey Him and get close to Him, that's how you are known by God.

Perspective

Perspective

Look! A monster!

It's hard for us to see things in the proper perspective, which is why we need to give all of our worries to God.

So You Think You May Be Interested in Becoming a Christian

So You Think You May Be Interested in Becoming a Christian

There are three questions you must have answered before becoming a Christian.

What do I have to know? What do I have to do? Then what? These are the questions you must have answered to become a Christian.

The Latest Thing

The Latest Thing

It's new! Improved!

It's easy to want what everyone else is getting. But it's also very, very dangerous. God can help you learn to be happy with what you have.

I Know too many Hypocrites

I Know too many Hypocrites

Hypocrisy is often cited as a reason not to follow Jesus. It is just not true.

Hypocrites say one thing while intending to do another. That is not what Christians do.

No App for That

No App for That

Is there REALLY an app for that?

Nothing replaces reading God's Word.

Fearing God

Fearing God

Should I be afraid of God?

There's a difference between fearing God and being afraid of God. One has to do with reverence; the other is a lack of love.

I Felt so sorry for Them

I Felt so sorry for Them

I felt sorry for the people I saw at the hospital... but not the ones you think

I feel sorry for the people in hospital waiting rooms who sit alone.

Training

Training

Are you willing to go into training to win the prize?

We look at the sacrifices that athletes make, and we understand why they do what they do. In the same way, we have to be willing to "go into training" to obtain eternal life

A Something Is not the same as The Something

A Something Is not the same as The Something

They are both little words, but the is a world of difference between being

There is a difference between being "a" god and being "the" God. God claims to be the God.

An age old Answer to an ages old Question

An age old Answer to an ages old Question

Yes, you are your brother's keeper

From Cain to Jesus to Paul to us, we are responsible for each other. We are our brother's keeper. But, and this makes all the difference, we are to hold each other accountable to the teachings of Jesus as members of a family, wanting the best for each oth

Be Still!

Be Still!

When

In a world that's always in a hurry, we need to stop and recognize who is really God.

What to Do about Hail

What to Do about Hail

Is hail a good thing... or a bad thing? Why I am glad I am not in charge of the world.

Roofers pray for hail. Farmers pray it won't hail. I've done both. And it helped me realize why I need someone bigger than me in charge.

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

Do you care what everyone thinks of you?

We need to be willing to put our faith in God, even when it's not popular to do so. We need to be willing to stand up for what's right, no matter what others may say. We need to seek the glory that comes from God rather than the praise of men.